Hello and welcome, I'm glad you're here! From the age of 7 or 8, I had an idea that I was meant to travel the world, meet my brothers and sisters and spread the message of love. Which is why, first and foremost, I consider myself an "Ambassador of Love." As a child, I'd walk miles around my town singing Love Is In the Air, not much has changed! What I didn't know, was that life would present me with a series of challenges, preparing me to fulfill on this mission, including losing all my hair at age 11 to a condition called Alopecia Areata. This is one lesson that helped teach me that our biggest challenges can become our biggest gifts! I also gained an angel one night in a car accident my best friend and I were in together. Donna's now an angel by my side who reminds me to "Keep Shining!" If you've got a signed book, you know that's how I sign each and every one of them.

I believe we're all born with an innate genius and that a child's natural, creative ability develops best when they experience the power of love, acceptance, connection and appreciation. My intention, through my books and talks, is to nurture this genius, helping to expand what we believe possible for our children and ourselves. For me, the beauty of writing children’s books is that not only do I reach our youth, but also the parents, grandparents, teachers, preachers, aunts and uncles; my message is meant for everyone! I feel blessed that my books are read at bedtime, shared in classrooms and churches, given as gifts, available in great stores and galleries across the world! I love the trend for baby showers to bring a book to start the child's library versus a card and I'm grateful that I Love You More has become a favorite welcoming new babies into the world.

Here you'll find out what inspired me to become a children's author, as well as more about my books. The New York Times Bestseller, I Love You More that has currently sold over 800,000 copies and is available in six languages. My second book, You Are a Gift to the World, which is temporarily out of print, but we're hoping to have it back available by winter 2017. And...I am thrilled to announce that my third book is finally available, I'll Hug You More. It's a perfect companion to I Love You More and it hit shelves in January 2017. I couldn't be happier with the text and illustrations and can't wait to share it with all of you! I've always been a big fan of hugs and they're proving the power of connection is one of the surest ways to help foster healthy self-esteem in our children--brilliant!

You'll find information on my inspirational talks and school programs, which I present to "3-103 year olds" across the country and world. You'll also find dates and locations of where I'll be visiting and signing books, as well as highlight pictures and videos from my nationwide tour, international stops too, and MORE!

I update most frequently on Facebook--I'd love for you to follow my adventures there! I love connecting virtually and in person!

Keep Shining!
Autographed Copies are Available Here...Laura writes a personal message which help make these signed copies an extra special keepsake! We ship anywhere in the world, even in a gift envelope right to your loved one!Order Here
All media requests can be made to publicist Alex Yeadon at Sourcebooks:

A Virtual Press Kit is available here: Press
School program information here: Schools
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